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World Shakuhachi Festival collection

Identifier: COU:4057


The shakuhachi,尺八、しゃくはち?, pronounced [ɕakɯhatɕi]) is a Japanese end-blown flute. It was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 8th century and underwent a resurgence in the early Edo Period. The shakuhachi is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. It was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (吹禅?, blowing meditation). The World Shakuhachi Festival emphasizes a total immersion in playing, learning and experiencing the profound world of the shakuhachi, with Honkyoku, Sankyoku, Folk, Modern Improvisation and more. There are also special concerts by the faculty and students . The world festival was held in Boulder, Colorado in 1998.


  • 1998


1.5 linear feet

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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States